Genevieve Koski

Genevieve Koski

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Genevieve Koski's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, The Dissolve

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) " Ted 2 is a repetitive, self-congratulatory slog, dragged down by a haphazard plot and the same third-act problems that ultimately sunk the first film. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 1, 2015
4/5 95% Spy (2015) "The comedic chemistry between Feig and McCarthy is old news, but here, they show they still have something new, and maybe even important, to offer between the laugh-lines. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2.5/5 50% The True Cost (2015) "Heavy on talking heads and Morgan's stilted narration, The True Cost is methodical to a fault, plodding purposefully from one damning insight to the next. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 26, 2015
2.5/5 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Pitch Perfect 2 is a "heated mess," in spite of a handful of transcendent moments and a lot more just-okay ones. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 14, 2015
3.5/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Age Of Adaline rewards viewers who buy into its ludicrous premise with a frequently beautiful, occasionally stirring cinematic trinket. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3.5/5 94% Monkey Kingdom (2015) " Everything Monkey Kingdom lacks in scientific rigor, it makes up for in pure entertainment value-and then some. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 81% Dior and I (2015) "For all its grand statements about artistry and identity, it's most effective as a study of the hard work, both physical and emotional, that goes into creating something new. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 8, 2015
4/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "James Wan embraces the series' visual hallmarks with what translates to unencumbered glee onscreen. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 46% Home (2015) "Home's incongruously humble vibe works well for what's at heart a buddy road movie. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 26, 2015
1/5 30% Insurgent (2015) "It delves even deeper into the poorly considered mythology, building action beats and moments of tension around a conceit that puts easy allegory ahead of logic or coherence. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2.5/5 85% Cinderella (2015) "This new Cinderella tells more or less the same tale with little variation in terms of story (fair enough), tone (problematic), or characterization (very problematic). " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 72% The DUFF (2015) "For all its potential pitfalls, The DUFF manages to keep its head above water, thanks to Whitman, Amell, and a willingness to engage with teen-movie clich├ęs in a relatively thoughtful way. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Vessel (2015) " Vessel is much more than a documentary about abortion rights; it's about the conviction, creativity, and sacrifice that goes into creating a movement. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) " Outside of some delightful performances from bona fide movie stars, there's little in Marshall's Into The Woods to justify the leap to the big screen. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/5 27% Annie (2014) "The transition from the familiar 1930s Annie to 2014's Annie isn't always graceful, but it is often fun, in a flashy, chaotic sort of way. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 19, 2014
4/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "It's a well-executed, occasionally daring exploration of war, propaganda, and guilt that's easy to watch, but occasionally difficult to stomach. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 20, 2014
4/5 81% Beyond the Lights (2014) "It might be easy to wave off this film as little more than cinematic candy, but if all candy were this nutritious and filling, the much-maligned genre of the big-screen romance might be in a healthier state. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 14, 2014
4/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) " The thrill of Big Hero 6 doesn't lie in guessing what comes next, it comes from being in the moment with great characters in a cool setting full of surprising details. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 10, 2014
3/5 63% Rudderless (2014) "It's easy to get swept up in Rudderless' heady ascent while waiting for the inevitable fall. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Oct 15, 2014
4.5/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) "It's a wild ride, made no less thrilling by the knowledge that it ends in a horrific crash, from which no one walks away unscathed. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Oct 1, 2014
2.5/5.0 45% Life After Beth (2014) "The misused cast is just one of many examples of the unrealized potential of Life After Beth, a film that has good bones, but not enough meat, guts, or...brains. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4.5/5 97% Life Itself (2014) "Ebert was an advocate of context in criticism, and it would probably please him as both a critic and a fan of irony to know that his death is what enlivens Life Itself. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 69% They Came Together (2014) "It's reliably silly fun worthy of the people involved, but it never reaches the level of "inspired." " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 26, 2014
4/5 90% Obvious Child (2014) "A well-realized, straight-ahead rom-com, one with the potential to reinvigorate a genre that's been flagging for decades. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 94% The Case Against 8 (2014) "The Case Against 8 effectively, memorably connects the dots between national and personal history, and between individual action and large-scale change " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3.5/5 73% Neighbors (2014) "Neighbors does its duty in out-debauching its predecessors, but does so through a framework that undercuts the nobility of youthful hedonism. It's one of the most adult college comedies ever[...] " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 6, 2014
3.0/5 89% Bears (2014) "True to its Disney lineage, Bears is a theme-park version of reality, but one built on sincere understanding of and affection for the natural world and all its creatures-especially the really cute ones. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2.5/5 40% Divergent (2014) "Unfortunately, [the story's] source material proves to be the film's undoing, as Divergent is built on a shaky premise that collapses when blown up to big-screen proportions. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3.5/5 22% Need For Speed (2014) "Given [Aaron] Paul's established knack for comedy, it's a little odd that he's consigned to the role of humorless brooder [...] but given Need For Speed's oft-shaky grasp of comedy, he's probably better off in grip-it-and-rip-it mode. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2.0/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) "[Winter's Tale] looks nice and goes down easy-and with a few hearty laughs for more cynical viewers-but has little narrative substance or emotional sustenance. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 20, 2014
1.5/5 23% That Awkward Moment (2014) "Like its main character, That Awkward Moment can't commit to anything, and thinks it's much smarter than it is " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/5 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) "It would all seem horribly manipulative and distasteful if Saving Mr. Banks weren't buoyed by a strong sense of nostalgia and, yes, a good bit of Disney Magic(TM). " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 11, 2013
2/5 39% Delivery Man (2013) "Delivery Man has sentiment and affability embedded in its DNA, but Scott and Vaughn don't do enough to nurture the film to its full potential. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 21, 2013
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) "It's a quintessential middle film, lacking both substantive setup and a satisfying conclusion-and it's all the better for it, thriving in the tumultuous, incendiary stages of a brewing revolution. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 19, 2013
3.5/5 69% About Time (2013) "Those willing-or eager-to indulge About Time's schmaltziest moments are rewarded with hits of pure, uncut joy and sorrow. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Oct 30, 2013
2/5 50% A.C.O.D. (2013) "It's neither consistently funny nor poignant enough to make the most of its impressive cast. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Oct 2, 2013
3.5/5 80% Don Jon (2013) "[Although] Gordon-Levitt says a little bit about a lot of things,...Don Jon is a continuously entertaining and fitfully provocative first-time effort. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Sep 26, 2013
100% South Park: Season 5 (TV, 2001) "["It Hits the Fan"} is one of my all-time favorite episodes of South Park " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 16, 2013
2/5 50% Mademoiselle C (2013) "Mademoiselle C succeeds in showcasing the rarified entity that is Carine Roitfeld...but it's ultimately more of a fawning love letter than a nuanced profile of a woman who surely must be more fascinating than she comes off here. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Sep 11, 2013
B+ 67% South Park: Season 13 (TV, 2009) "The incorporation of The Dark Knight, The Spirit, and Spider-Man 3 (Am I missing other references? I'm sure I am.) led to a lot of funny, if maybe a tad obvious gags. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 10, 2013
2/5 63% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) "This Is Us lays the One Direction guys out as slabs of meat on the altar of teen-pop fandom, giving them little more dimension than the cardboard cutouts and posters that decorate the bedrooms of their adoring fans. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Aug 29, 2013
2/5 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) "There's a germ of something interesting and different within the film's narrative tangle, but it's unfortunately been subsumed by Hollywood's dedication to replicating previous successes. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Aug 21, 2013
2.5/5 47% We're The Millers (2013) "The film's humor ... tends toward the mean-spirited and cynical throughout-which ultimately makes [the] inevitable happy ending ring all the more false. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Aug 6, 2013
4/5 67% Turbo (2013) "There's nothing remotely revolutionary about Turbo's underdog-sports narrative, but ... the film's emotional beats are no less potent for being expected, thanks to the ground-level focus on the human-snail relationships that fuel them. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 16, 2013
2.5/5 63% Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013) "The Kevin Hart brand is clearly doing well, but Let Me Explain doesn't seem interested in providing anything more than a surface-level presentation of the product. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 11, 2013
B+ 90% The Americans: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "It's a delicate task The Americans has set for itself, not just balancing large- and small-scale dramas, but completely intertwining them; if it continues to pull it off, it'll be exhilarating to watch it unfold week to week. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 30, 2013
C 48% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) "A messy, unwieldy slab of film product that's targeted directly at fans of the book series, with little regard for anyone else. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 15, 2012
C- 77% Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) "Part Of Me often feels like the offspring of E! True Hollywood Story and an infomercial for Katy Perry Inc. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 4, 2012
D+ 64% Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) "The film's premise-that Bieber achieved his superstardom through years of hard work overcoming towering obstacles-is so ludicrously flawed that everything built upon it borders on self-parody. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 10, 2011
B- 42% Dinner for Schmucks (2010) "Dinner For Schmucks is leagues ahead of its forebear in terms of mass appeal, but its laughs are more silly than scathing. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 29, 2010
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